|A friend's computer is generating huge temp files, on the order of 30-40 GB's (yes, Gb's!). I looked at it a few months back, found the temp files (in C:\Windows\Temp, I believe) and deleted them, but the problem is recurring at this point. She's got a 75 GB harddrive, only uses 10 Gb or so, but when this thing gets going, her free space drops from 60+ GB's tp 10-20 GB's. These are big files. |
She called last night and I had her search for, then delete, any .tmp files. She found them in the Windows\Temp directory and she was unable to delete a couple of them, the message being that the files were locked or in use. I then had her download Crap Cleaner (ccleaner.exe) and it did the job from safe mode...temporarily. She called a few hours later with same problem again.
Whatever is going on is slowing her computer to the point where she can't use it. She says it started with printing some graphic files last time I was out there. She now informs me this latest round started with downloading some pics and movies from her Nikon digital cam. I shook the thing down for spyware & virii when I was out there before and that was not a problem.
Don't know what to do except check the running processes. Could this be hardware related? Any input appreciated.